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Teaching Kindness & Caring Prevents Elder Financial Abuse

During South Asian Punjabi Seniors Finding Home™ dialogues, participants identified raising their sons to be selfish is one of the root cause of elder financial abuse in their communities. They offer tips on how to prevent selfishness and greed from taking root by teaching kindness and caring to both boys and girls at an early […]

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How To Be Alone

During every Finding Home dialogue whether it is with seniors, newcomers or youth, loneliness is always identified as a priority issue. I was just introduced to Tanya Davis’ new video: How To Be Alone. It is a wonderful video that goes beyond the usual solutions to loneliness. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs Read on for Tanya […]

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CBC Radio Interviews Seniors On Elder Abuse

On Monday, English CBC Radio, aired interviews they conducted at our Elder Financial Abuse Awareness Dialogue Project Launch and incorporated tips multicultural North Shore seniors came up with for moving past embarrassment during this Fall’s Finding Home dialogues. Listen to the interview and hear what Kamlesh Sethi and Kelly Ip have to say on Elder […]

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Fables Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Check out our latest E-newsletter and learn about: 1. How Fables Prevent Elder Financial Abuse 2. 15 Ways Families Take Advantage of Seniors 3. Tips To Move Past Embarrassment after being conned 4. Why Afghan Seniors Say Self Respect is A Great Prevention Tool So Check it out: October 2010 E-newsletter

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Afghan Seniors and Police Build Bridges

As part of the Elders Financial Abuse Awareness Dialogue Project, Finding Home dialogue participants receive culturally relevant resource kits and meet community resource people. Today Afghan seniors, from Immigrant Services Society, met with  Steve, an RCMP Auxillary Constable; Panteha Aghili, BC211 Information & Referral Manager; and Alana Prochuk, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support […]

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Love is Powerful & Precious

Today, North Shore seniors worked on their Finding Home posters where they offer tips on how to prevent elder financial abuse. During the discussions, one group explored how instilling values at a young age is one of the most important prevention strategies. The group decided they want to use their Finding Home posters as speaking […]

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Afghan Seniors Speak on Canadian Courtesy

Today was our first Finding Home Afghan Seniors Dialogue for the Elders Financial Abuse Awareness Dialogue Project.  We met with 16 Afghan seniors and had a dialogue about Why Home Matters and the importance of finding a sense of home.  We were ready for the dialogue participants about half an hour early, when most diligently […]

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North Shore Seniors Learn About Community Resources

Posted by Jenni-Leigh Harder Today,  North Shore Seniors met with the resource people who represent organizations that can help them if they have a problem with elder financial and related abuse: North Shore Community Policing, BC211, BC Center for Elder Advocacy and Support, and the North Shore Community Response Network. Questions were  asked; such as, […]

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10 red flags you might be dealing with a WOLF

Posted by Jenni-Leigh Harder Dreams and personal wishes can motivate us to reach our goals. They can also make us vulnerable to con artist if we have unmet needs or unfulfilled dreams.  Through the stories North Shore seniors  shared today, this was a prevalent theme. A desire for a friend, connecting with relatives, seeing a […]

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